Storm, lightning kill 19 people in India

  • 03:20 08 June 2019

Storm, lightning kill 19 people in India

At least 19 people were killed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on late Thursday night due to storm and lightning, officials said, ONA rpeorts quoting Anadolu Agenvy.

"Six people died in Mainpuri district, three died in Etah and Kasganj districts and one each in Moradabad, Badaun, Pilibhit, Mathura, Kannauj, Sambhal and Ghaziabad districts in incidents related to dust storm and lightning," according to information released by the state relief commissioner on Friday.

Reports also indicate that more than 50 persons were injured in different parts of the state.

Gusty winds uprooted hundreds of trees in various parts of the state, local media reported.